Nikon S6200 summary
Nikon S6200 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on August of 2011. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S6200 ranks at #64 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #796 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Nikon S6200 history
The Nikon S6200 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all older and the latest models as well as important specs.
Nikon S6200 Gallery
You can look at the S6200 from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S6200 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon S6200 based on criterias that are usually regarded as important in a digital camera.
Nikon S6200 Sensor specs
The Nikon S6200 houses the Expeed C2 processor. The spec of the sensor in the Nikon S6200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below shows the S6200's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The S6200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S6200 dimensions
Nikon S6200 weighs 0.35 pounds (160 grams / 5.64 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 93mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon S6200 is similar in comparison with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a pic of the Nikon S6200 besides a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the S6200.
Nikon S6200 Lens details
The S6200 includes a built-in lens having a focal range of 25-250mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which isn't really outstanding but it may be handy in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.2 making it pretty sluggish and not good in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to raise your ISO leading to noisy photos. At the long end, 250mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f5.6 which is really slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S6200 Connectivity
The S6200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy images and oftentimes change settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon S6200 Video details
The highest possible video resolution in the Nikon S6200 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should aim for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack so you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at an alternative camera if you need decent sound in your videos.
Nikon S6200 Weather Sealing
Nikon S6200 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions may damage the camera.
Nikon S6200 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S6200 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon S6200 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Nikon S6200 Shutter details
Nikon S6200 is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon S6200 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon S6200 includes just built in flash with no external flash support.
Nikon S6200 Autofocusing details
Nikon S6200 includes only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for portrait photography.
Nikon S6200 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Nikon S6200 has the ability to use manual focusing if needed for low light situations or you require more exact control on focusing.
Nikon S6200 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL12) for the Nikon S6200 is built to last for 250 clicks with respect to the CIPA measurements making it about the same as its competition. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Nikon S6200 for various kinds of photography
The following chart shows a rundown of the Nikon S6200 for various kinds of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon S6200 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon S6200 has a rating of 41 which is low, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the ability to work with off-camera lighting.
Nikon S6200 as a Street photography camera
Having a very good points total of 63, the Nikon S6200 is a good choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon S6200 Sports photography highlights
A low sports photography score of 41 means the Nikon S6200 is not really acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S6200 Travel photography information
Size is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Nikon S6200 gets a above average 70 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to buy for your vacations.
Nikon S6200 Landscape photography factors
When you are planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon S6200 and it's low rating of 43 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable amongst its competitors.
Vlogging with Nikon S6200
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Nikon S6200 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it gets a low rating of 31.
Nikon S6200 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the S6200, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram down below gives you a summary of the S6200 versus it's top scored rivals suggested above.
These are some more cameras you may see as alternate options. To review a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.